Speaker: Professor James L. Kirtley Jr. Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering / Life Fellow, IEEE / Professor, MIT
James L. Kirtley Jr. is of Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was with General Electric, Large Steam Turbine Generator Department, as an Electrical Engineer, for Satcon Technology Corporation as Vice President and General Manager of the Tech Center, as Chief Scientist and as Director Dr. Kirtley was Gastdozent at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETH).
Dr. Kirtley attended MIT as an undergraduate and received the degree of Ph.D. from MIT in 1971. Dr. Kirtley is a specialist in electric machinery and electric power systems. He served as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Kirtley was made a Fellow of IEEE in 1990. He was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium medal in 2000 and the Nikola Tesla prize in 2002. Dr. Kirtley was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
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